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Scientists have created a working cloaking device.

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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Just like a mirage, this steep temperature gradient causes the light rays to bend away from the object concealed behind the device, making it appear invisible.
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Scientists have created a working cloaking device that not only takes advantage of one of nature’s most bizarre phenomenon, but also boasts unique features; it has an ‘on and off’ switch and is best used underwater.

Through electrical stimulation, the transparent sheet of highly aligned CNTs can be easily heated to high temperatures. They then have the ability to transfer that heat to its surrounding areas, causing a steep temperature gradient. Just like a mirage, this steep temperature gradient causes the light rays to bend away from the object concealed behind the device, making it appear invisible.







posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Holy hell. That was so cool. How do you think this will be utilized? Does anyone know where to find the patent? Who else had there head explode from awesomeness?



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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dp
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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WDF mouse
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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OMMG tp

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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Oh my. The profound applications this could have. That is really really cool!
Even though it is best underwater, it shows how well we are slowly advancing towards such technologies.
It makes me wonder what types of cloaking technologies the government has developed so far that we won't be hearing about for another 20+ years.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Apparently so cool you had to post four times!

But, yes, it was cool.

This tech could be so easily abused in the wrong hands.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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I wonder if they could wrap this around say a plane and wrap it in a plastic shell filled with water?



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Here's one from 2006.


19 Oct 2006 – Durham, NC - A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak. ...

today.duke.edu...
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 07:31 PM
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This story was just posted a few hours ago in this forum www.abovetopsecret.com...

It looks more like a simple mirror effect than a cloaking device..
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posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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more and more i'm starting to think gene roddenberry, the creator of star trek, was a visionary inventor ahead of his time, that will be looked back 350 years from now, at the very least as someone who accurately predicated the future.

the cell phone, the ipad, now a cloaking device can be traced back to star trek. holodecks simulators are looking like they might be reality in the next 40-50 years, if not sooner.

that gives hope that transporters and faster than light speed is possible. with the recent developments that einstein was wrong, it looks like serious attempts to further faster than light is under way.

even sometime of replication unit, to feed the world seems possible.



posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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This story was just posted a few hours ago in this forum www.abovetopsecret.com...

It looks more like a simple mirror effect than a cloaking device..
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Thanks



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